MDT 2100 Photoshop Essentials
Students are introduced to photo editing, image enhancement, workflow, compositing images using Adobe Photoshop® and related software with images from digital cameras and other digital media. Topics covered include: editing, raw conversions, density correction, color correction, color theory, selecting, layers retouching, special effects, type effects, and using Photoshop® as a design tool. Documents created in class will be optimized for web, print, and multimedia uses. Students will complete a variety of tutorials as well as create personal projects.
Entry Level Standards: Familiarity with a personal computer, creating and saving documents, types of documents. Photography majors should be proficient with a single lens reflex digital camera.
Prerequisites and /or Corequisites: Web majors should have completed WEB 2801, WEB 2802, WEB 2803; or CSIT 2645 or equivalent. PHO majors should have completed PHO 1000 and CGT 1030.
Textbook(s) and Other Material Basic to the Course:
Software: Adobe Photoshop® CS3
Texts: Visual Quickstart Guide Photoshop®CS3 for Windows & Macintosh,
by Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas
DVD Tutorials: Beginning Photoshop for Digital Photographers, DVD by Jay Kinghorn
Equipment: Digital camera (only required for PHO majors)
If printing images: Illford Smooth Pearl Photo Quality Inkjet Paper
I. Course Topics:
Overview of course and Intro to CS3
Basic Image Editing
Intermediate Image Editing
Working With Camera Raw
Retouch/Prepping Photos for Output
Bridge and Workflow
Quizzes: Possible Points: 125 (5 quizzes/25 pts each)
Exercises/Assignments Possible Points: 700 (7 exercises/100 pts each)
Total Possible Points: 1000
Other Evaluation Methods:
Students will be evaluated by observation of their attendance, punctuality, attitude, class participation, teamwork, and cooperation. Inadequate performance may result in a loss of 10% of the final grade.
900-1000 pts. = A 800- 899 pts.= B 700-799 pts. = C 600-699 pts. = D < 600 pts. = F
A. Attendance Policy:
Pellissippi State Technical Community College expects students to attend all scheduled instructional activities. As a minimum, students in all courses must be present for at least 75 percent of their scheduled class and laboratory meetings in order to receive credit for the course. Individual departments/programs/disciplines, with the approval of the vice president of Academic and Student Affairs, may have requirements that are more stringent.
B. Academic Dishonesty:
Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited. Students guilty of academic misconduct, either directly or indirectly through participation or assistance, are immediately responsible to the instructor of the class. In addition to other possible disciplinary sanctions which may be imposed through the regular Pellissippi State procedures as a result of academic misconduct, the instructor has the authority to assign an F or a zero for the exercise or examination or to assign an F in the course. (Pellissippi State Catalog)
C. Accommodations for disabilities:
D. Other Policies:
1. All PSTCC policies regarding tardiness, absenteeism, and academic dishonesty will be strictly followed and applied.
2. An atmosphere of professionalism will be maintained during all discussion of human similarities and differences; inflammatory or inappropriate language will not be tolerated.
A. Become skilled with film and print scanners. I. II. III. IV. V. VI.
B. Be able to color correct, retouch and optimize digital images for a variety of uses using Adobe Photoshop®. I. II. III. IV. V. VI.
C. Create new images from existing images using digital techniques. I. II. III. IV. V. VI.
D. Create a portfolio or other project using advanced techniques and knowledge developed in this class. I. II.
III. IV. VI. V.
E. Use an efficient workflow appropriate to the specific project, industry standards, and
equipment. I. II. III. IV. VI.
F. Manage and create metadata appropriate to the specific project and industry standards. I. II. III.
IV. V. VI.
*Roman numerals after course objectives reference goals of the MDT program.
1. Developing set of goals and parameters for projects. Technological Literacy Outcome, Active Learning Strategy
2. Complete tasks as assigned by instructor. Technological Literacy Outcome, Active Learning Strategy
3. Creation of a portfolio where technique, artistry, and subject communicate the photographer observation to the viewer. Technological Literacy Outcome, Active Learning Strategy
4. Evaluate project with faculty. Transitional Strategy
*Strategies and outcomes listed after instructional processes reference TBR’s goals for strengthening general education knowledge and skills, connecting coursework to experiences beyond the classroom, and encouraging students to take active and responsible roles in the educational process.
Expectations for Student Performance*
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Demonstrate technical skills including editing, selecting, working with layers and channels, creating and using masks, retouching, color correction, and optimizing. A. B. C. D. E.
2. Demonstrate aesthetic skills including cropping, image enhancement, painting, retouching, and special effects. A. B. C. D. E.
3. Demonstrate the ability to optimize an image for use a variety of media including printing, web, and video. A. B. C. D. E.
4. Present a portfolio of learned techniques. A. B. C. D. E. F.
*Letters after performance expectations reference the course objectives listed above.
Hardware/Software Requirements for this Course
FOR CIW Courses: CD-ROM. Each coursebook includes a supplemental CD-ROM with files that are referenced and used in the course. The labs will refer you to the CD and you will access these and use the files in the course.